from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being sedentary
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quality of being sedentary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or the habit of being sedentary.
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As Tremblay pointed out: to affect body weight, the target should be to reduce sedentariness - which is not the same as increasing the amount of exercise.
"You know you're never going to do that, Dad," he'll say when I begin fantasizing about some project or adventure, knowing I'm a cheapskate who's prone to sedentariness.
The authors conclude that the impact of TV viewing on weight is more likely due to the associated snacking than due to the sedentariness of sitting in front of the TV.
As one can easily imagine, being “genetically-programmed” for high levels of spontaneous physical activity (e.g. fidgeting) and having genes that allow the body to rapidly adapt to and benefit from regular exercise will make you much less likely to gain weight than if your genetic program reads “sedentariness”.
Several quantitative trait loci have been identified for high spontaneous activity or sedentariness (e.g. on Chromosomes on 2, 7, 10, 18 & 19).
Tailoring exercise programs to encourage and meet the requirement of those genetically programmed to sedentariness will likely remain challenging.
The study, Increased sedentariness in European Blackbirds following urbanization: a consequence of local adaptation?,
"With population body weight, workplace sedentariness and healthcare costs projected to increase, interventions that allow people to work and yet be active could help reverse obesity," they concluded.
The major aspect of your health arguments that seem to me to have been actually rebutted is your constant sometimes unstated, and sometimes stated association of fatness with sedentariness, and the muddling of the health effects of fatness with the health effects of sedentariness.
In particular, sedentary, unhealthy fat people can become active, healthy fat people without loosing any meaningful amount of weight (just as sedentary, unhealthy skinny people can), so hating sedentariness (which has a clear link with poor health and medical expenses) would actually be more legitimate, but treating fatness as a proxy for sedentariness is wrong, both morally and factually.